I know you're busy relaxing during Christmas break as am I, so I won't keep either of us long.
I just want to give thanks to God for what a nice Christmas we had. At a time in our life when we are facing another possible repossession, finding another place to live within a month when we have no money, and all the rest this unemployment has brought with it, we were remarkably blessed this holiday and mija hardly realized the bump in the road.
|Her two favorite stocking stuffers|
I had wished to add something more, and God arranged that part.
Our church came along side us and some other struggling families in our church family and gave us gifts. Mija didn't know the church provided things some things. All she knew was that there were presents under the tree one day. I just told her that God provided them! That's been a challenge for her to get her mind wrapped around!
In the gifts God gave, there was also a Price Chopper gift card. We determined that we'd use it to enhance the Christmas experience instead of for more practical things like milk and bread. From that gift card we made our candy and Happy Birthday, Jesus cake.
I posted about our White Christmas Crunch Squares. They were a major hit and required a second batch made...which still didn't end up being enough!
It's amazing to me how capable mija is becoming. Aside from me showing her how to separate egg whites from the yolk and doing the oven work, she made the whole Happy Birthday, Jesus cake herself! I remember when her contribution to the Happy Birthday, Jesus cake was just licking the bowl and now she's doing it all!
|I know the yellow in the corner is the star of Bethlehem. |
I'm not sure about the rest!
Tomorrow, I'll share about a child's discernment and a new nutcracker tale!